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A comprehensive renovation of the 724 guest rooms at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center was recently finished, the culmination of a 2.5-year process. Improvements include new furniture, artwork from Hallmark Original Photography and a RFID key system.

The renovation began in July of 2015 with a comprehensive strategic plan to determine scope and cost. Stella Abdoulin with SA deZign from Los Angeles was hired the same year to design the rooms, guided by the Marriott Design Requirements. Some of the Westin brand elements incorporated into the final design encompassed descriptors like “organic,” “nature” and “individuality.”

PGAV Architects from Kansas City served as the architect, providing all of the architectural drawings and coordinating the other consultants. BGR Consulting Engineers, a local engineering firm, provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings for the project. And JE Dunn, the largest general contractor in Kansas City, coordinated multiple subcontractors and created a complex schedule to complete 724 rooms in less than 4 months. The renovation took place over 110 work days with the average number of renovated rooms per day coming to 6.6. Over 30 contractors and subcontractors participated in the project.